Considering Proverbs 10:10

10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall. What does the first part of this proverb mean? At first, this seems like a negative statement. Maybe it is, but it seems like the Proverbs provide contrasting statements, with one half of the proverb indicating a positive attribute and theContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:10”

Fighting in Two Fronts

Last night, I wrote about how I was feeling torn about my next steps. I think I might have some insight, but I need to think about it more over the next few days or so. I will go ahead and share so you can consider it too. What are your thoughts? Feel free toContinue reading “Fighting in Two Fronts”

Confessions of a Fearful and Unbelieving Servant (Part 2)

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murders, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Fear and unbelief might not seem like such a big deal, but it can be. We all haveContinue reading “Confessions of a Fearful and Unbelieving Servant (Part 2)”

Considering Proverbs 10:9

9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known. Another translation of this verse is, Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. I think we can apply this to any person or group of people who live and promote injustice. AllContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:9”

To the Christians of the United States

I’ve wrestled with many ideas over the years, and this is what I believe is right. I hear no booming voice from the heavens, but the Spirit of the Lord speaks, and we can learn to listen. Am I hearing Him or is my own heart speaking? If Jesus is the King of my heart,Continue reading “To the Christians of the United States”

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus

Philippians 2 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but inContinue reading “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus”

There is Always More to Gain: Returning to Our First Love

When I write about how Jesus has given me “so much” or how I have learned “so much,” this is coming from a place of appreciation for the things of God. I know that I am in no way worthy of any of it, and because I appreciate His grace and mercy, all things feelContinue reading “There is Always More to Gain: Returning to Our First Love”

Confessions of a Fearful and Unbelieving Servant

Last Tuesday I wrote about my experience with receiving the Holy Spirit. A few regular readers dropped off after that, and I expect as much. I understand how it feels to be confronted with Christian ideas that are outside of our comfort zone. It is frightening and sometimes shakes our faith to the core. IContinue reading “Confessions of a Fearful and Unbelieving Servant”

Considering Proverbs 10:8

8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. As a Christian, the commandments we receive are different than the commandments of the Old Testament law—though, they are no different than what God always wanted from His people—and that is a heart that seeks to know God and obey Him outContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:8”

Stand up for What is Right—But in the Right Way

I love it when I see someone standing up for the right things. I appreciate the love of goodness in the world and the bravery it takes to speak out and to resist strong opposition. As Christians, we are supposed to defend goodness and truth, especially the Gospel of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ—a kingdomContinue reading “Stand up for What is Right—But in the Right Way”